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[audio]Labor Express For 10-26-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Labor Express For 10-26-09
Keywords: labor; justice; workers; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 18
[audio]Labor Express For 10-19-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Labor Express For 10-19-09
Keywords: labor; justice; workers; rights; Chicago; union
Downloads: 2
[audio]Labor Express for 8-24-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-24-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On tonight's program we cover several issues.  First we will hear from Joe Burns, author of “Reviving the Strike”, about how only the strike can halt the attack on Public Sector unions.Later, we will hear about the historic, successful effort to block an Israeli ship from docking at the Port of Oakland, in protests of Israel’s attack on Gaza and in support of the Boycott and Divestment campaign.We will also hear some s...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Joe Burns; Oakland; Detroit; Palestine; AFL-CIO
Downloads: 7
[audio]Labor Express for 8-17-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-17-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On tonight's program we will hear about the possible development of an independent labor politics in Chicago.  A surprising poll by the Chicago Tribune last week revealed that Rahm Emanuel may turn out to be a one term mayor and that his replacement may arise out of the labor movement.Than in the second half of the program we'll hear about the annual Labor Day celebration held in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago from Tom ...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Rahm Emanuel; Karen Lewis; Jorge Mujica; Tim Meegan; elections; politics; mayor; alderman; Labor Day; Pullman
Downloads: 13
[audio]Labor Express for 8-10-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-10-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Dale Lehman of Neighbors for Peace, talks about the Evanston Library’s decision to cancel a scheduled talk by Palestinian-American author Ali Hasan Abunimah,  co-founder of the The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.  Lehman also discusses the current situation in Gaza and the Palestinian occupied territories.Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English l...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Gaza; Palestine; Israel; Ali Hasan Abunimah; Electronic Intifada; Dale Lehman
Downloads: 3
[audio]Labor Express for 8-3-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-3-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On tonight's program, we take a look at several on-going strikes in the Chicago area.  First from our friends at Labor Beat TV we will hear about the workers of Sloan Valve in Franklin Park, members of United Steelworkers Local 7999 who have been on strike now since May.  Labor Beat attended a rally by the workers last week and we have audio for you from that rally.After that, more from our friends at Labor Beat...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Teamsters; Steelworkers; immigrants; strike; Martin Unzueta; workers center; NDLON; Chicago Community and Worker's rights
Downloads: 4
[audio]Labor Express for 5-25-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 5-25-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio, the Fight for 15, coming off their recent historic international one day strike a week and a half ago, take the fight to McDonalds door-step with another historic massive rally outside McDonalds HQ in Oak Brook Illinois last Thursday.  We will hear from several of the over one hundred McDonald’s workers who were arrested that day for blocking the road outside McDonalds Corporate...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Fight for 15; SEIU; McDonalds; health care
Downloads: 2
[audio]Labor Express for 5-11-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 5-11-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we bring you more audio from the Labor Notes Conference held in Chicago Friday April 4th through Sunday April 6th.  We will air audio from several speakers who are actively involved in reforming and transforming their unions - turning into more democratic, more militant organizations willing to fight back against concessions.First we will hear from Tim Sylvester, president of Teams...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; IAM; ATU; TDU; Teamsters; transit; boeing; public transit; machinists
Downloads: 1
[audio]Labor Express for 4-27-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-27-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we bring you audio from the 2014 Labor Notes Conference which was held friday April 4th through Sunday April 6th at the Crowne Plaza O'Hare Hotel in Chicago.  We had Jose Oliva of the Restaurant Opportunities Center on the program about a month back talking about the conference in the lead up to the conference...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; post office; postal workers; teacher; CTU
Downloads: 2
[audio]Labor Express for 4-13-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-13-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode of Labor Express Radio, Jorge Mujica, organizer with Arise Chicago Workers Center discusses the current state of the immigrant’s rights movement, plans for May Day 2014 in Chicago, campaigns that Arise Chicago is involved in and announces his plans to run as a Socialist candidate for 25th Ward Alderman in Chicago.Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio prog...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; immigrants; may day
Downloads: 2
[audio]Labor Express for 3-17-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-17-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all.  Every so often Labor Express lands on one holiday or another and I enjoy taking those opportunities to emphasize some radical, working class history aspect of the holiday.  Of course St. Patrick’s Day, despite its more commercial and religious aspects is an excellent holiday to to do just that...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; standardized tests; schools; teachers; students; ISAT; St. Patrick's Day; Irish
Downloads: 6
[audio]Labor Express for 3-10-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-10-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. In the Fall of 2012, a new effort to organize low wage workers burst onto the scene.  Called the Fight for 15 here in Chicago and by other names in other parts of the country, the campaign's goal was to force retail and foodservice companies to pay a minimum wage of $15 an hour.  In Chicago, the Fight for 15 is an effort of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago which has backing from SEIU, the Service Employees Intern...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Fight for 15; SEIU; McDonalds; fast food workers; low wage
Downloads: 1
[audio]Labor Express for 3-3-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-3-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express we take a look at the ongoing labor battle at UIC, the University of Illinois, Chicago campus.  Two years ago the faculty organized into the University of Illinois at Chicago United Faculty (UICUF), American Federation of Teachers (AFT-IFT) Local 6456.  The union was given official recognition in 2012...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; UIC; University of Illinois; faculty; UICUF; SEIU; public sector; pensions
Downloads: 30
[audio]Labor Express for 2-17-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 2-17-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we have a sort of 10th anniversary program.  In 2004 when I took over Labor Express from the program’s founder and long time host Wayne Heimbach, I was the co-chair of the Global Justice Committee of Jobs with Justice.  In those days we were working on the Coca-Cola boycott motivated by the assassination of several trade unionist at Coca-Cola facilities in Colombia...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Colombia; human rights; war; peace
Downloads: 4
[audio]Labor Express for 2-10-2014 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 2-10-2014 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we take a look the current status of the debate around immigration reform and the movement for immigrant rights.  There has been much discussion in the mainstream press as of late that after several setbacks in the past couple years, 2014 could be the year that we see comprehensive immigration reform...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; immigrants; rights; Obama; immigration reform
Downloads: 8
[audio]Labor Express for 9-2-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-2-2013 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we will air audio from several great new Labor Beat TV videos.  Labor Beat, our sister TV program on cable access TV here in Chicago continues to produce great pieces covering the labor scene in our City.First up we will hear from members of the newly formed Chicago Students Union.  Later we will hear from attendees at the 2013 Convention of the IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against the War)...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; UE; IVAW; Detroit; Chicago Students Union
Downloads: 19
[audio]Labor Express for 8-12-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-12-2013 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio first we will hear about the protests held outside the ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council conference held here in Chicago last week.  We’ll hear about why thousands were out in the streets of Chicago letting ALEC know they were not welcome in Chicago.Later in the program will hear about the effort to prevent Casa Aztlan, a community center in the Pilsen neighborhood ...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Casa Aztlan; ALEC
Downloads: 4
[audio]Labor Express for 8-5-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-5-2013 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio first we will hear about plans to “welcome”, ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, to Chicago later this week.  I will explain more later why it is so important we all turn out to let ALEC know they are not welcome in the world capital of the labor movement.Then, we will hear about workers for Mobile Rail Solutions...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Fight for 15; minimum wage; IWW; ALEC; rail
Downloads: 11
[audio]Labor Express for 7-1-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-1-2013 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we will hear about a group of labor activists, from a variety of organizations including SEIU, Arise Chicago workers center, Chicago Jobs with Justice, Workers United, UE and United Students Against Sweatshops, who gathered at three area Wal-Mart and Gap stores on Saturday to demand these companies sign on to the legally-binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Bangladesh; Rana Plaza; Wal-Mart; GAP
Downloads: 64
[audio]Labor Express for 6-24-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-24-2013 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we will hear about a new network of labor activist, local unions and local labor councils that has formed in the past year to try to reverse the historic decline in organized labor’s power.  Called the Labor Fightback Network, the new network unites many if not most of the nation’s leading labor militants and union progressives...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Labor Fightback Network; AFL-CIO; Alan Benjamin
Downloads: 34
[audio]Labor Express for 7-22-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-22-2013 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. First will hear about Shakita Moore an employee of Jason’s Deli in downtown Chicago who was fired after attempting to file complaints with her management for sexual and racial harassment.Later in the program - Thousands of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees are being laid off this summer in the wake of the biggest round of school closings in U.S...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Chicago Teachers Union; Karen Lewis; Schools; Shakita Moore; Jason’s Deli; Chicago Workers Organizing Committee
Downloads: 25
[audio]Labor Express for 6-17-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-17-2013 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we will hear about a proposed City ordinance here in Chicago that will provide more transparency and citizen input over potential future privatization deals, from Hailey Golds of IL PIRG (Public Interest Research Group).  Unfortunately this extremely mild measure to try to prevent rushed privatization deals is opposed by the Mayor and is been held up in committee for months by powe...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; PIRG; City Council; Car Wash
Downloads: 12
[audio]Labor Express for 6-10-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-10-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Today’s episode of Labor Express Radio is an update episode of sorts.  We will be updating listeners on several issues we have been covering over the last several months.  First, we will get an update on the so called "immigration reform" legislation being debated in Congress at the moment and what it's passage will really mean for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants from veteran immigrants rights activist an...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Chicago Teachers Union; students; schools; immigrants
Downloads: 13
[audio]Labor Express for 5-27-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 5-27-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio, we will bring you audio from the historic three day march organized by the Chicago Teachers Union, May 18th, 19th and 20th, to fight school closings in Chicago.  We will also air audio from the teacher’s union about the unfortunately also historic announcement by Chicago Public Schools that they are moving ahead with the closing of 50 public schools in Chicago, the largest round ...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Chicago Teachers Union; students; schools; Bangladesh
Downloads: 6
[audio]Labor Express for 5-20-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 5-20-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio, we catch up on a number of really important developments on the local labor scene over the last several weeks. First we will hear about a rally outside Bank of America here in Chicago highlighting how the bank is profiting from high interests rates for loans to the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) while CPS claims tight budgets require it to close schools...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Chicago Teachers Union; students; schools; nurses; hospitals; health care; National Nurses United; NNU; health; Bank of America; chicago; union; justice; workers; Chicago Teachers Union; students; schools; CTU; nurses
Downloads: 7
[audio]Labor Express for 5-13-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 5-13-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. It is a new era not only for workers in Chicago but across the country. At least that is the message the members of the New Era Windows worker owned cooperative communicated to the press last Thursday at the grand opening of what is one of a very few, if not the only, manufacturing cooperative in the United States. This same intrepid group of workers are the same folks who brought you the week long Republic Window and Doors fac...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; Republic Windows and Doors; New Era Windows; cooperative; UE; United Electrical Workers
Downloads: 12
[audio]Labor Express for 5-6-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 5-6-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio, I will bring you a selection of voices from this year's May Day festivities in Chicago. We will have audio from both the Chicago Federation of Labor’s annual commemoration at the Haymarket Monument and the annual march for immigrant’s rights which at close of 5,000 participants this year was one of Chicago’s largest May Day marches...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; May Day
Downloads: 7
[audio]Labor Express for 4-29-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-29-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio, we will hear from participants in an historic action by retail and food service workers in downtown Chicago.  The recently formed  Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago held a one day strike and march through downtown in which hundreds of low wage workers participated.  It is part of their campaign called “Fight for 15.”  The goal - to establish a $15 an hour minimum wage f...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; minimum wage; Fight for 15; schools; Chicago Teachers Union; students
Downloads: 2
[audio]Labor Express for 4-22-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-22-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Veteran immigrant rights activist and organizer with the Arise Chicago Workers Center, Jorge Mujica, discusses plans for May Day 2013 in Chicago and the state of the immigrants rights movement locally and nationally.Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. News for working people, by working people...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; immigrants; May Day; May 1
Downloads: 4
[audio]Labor Express for 4-8-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-8-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On Last week’s episode of Labor Express Radio, we had Oscar Chacon, Executive Director of the National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities (NALACC), live in studio with us. One of the things he talked about on that program was an event held last Saturday at Chicago State University, called Latino Nation, Beyond the Numbers...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; immigrants; Latino
Downloads: 4
[audio]Labor Express for 4-1-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-1-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. In Pilsen, a working class, Mexican immigrant on Chicago’s Southside, Metro Bank has been foreclosing on several apartment buildings and has been attempting to evict the building’s tenants.  But little did Metro Bank know that at least two of their tenants were seasoned activists and members of the IWW (The Industrial Workers of the World)...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; immigrants; NALACC; Oscar Chacon; IWW; evictions
Downloads: 26
[audio]Labor Express for 3-25-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-25-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Here on Labor Express Radio we have been spending considerable time covering the fight back against public school closings in Chicago. Over the past few weeks this story has started to receive national attention as Chicago’s example seems to have caught on in other cities, including Philadelphia, Detroit, Oakland and New York which are also announcing significant school closings...
Keywords: labor, chicago, union, justice, workers, schools, CPS, school closings, teachers, CTU, Chicago Teachers Union
Downloads: 18
[audio]Labor Express for 3-18-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-18-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. “The basic system of worker representation is failing to meet the needs of America’s working men and women by every critical measure”, these are the words, not of some outside critic of the U.S. labor movement. That was a quote from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trumka is speaking about a stark reality. Organized labor is under attack in this country and despite winning a battle here and there over the past few years,...
Keywords: labor, chicago, union, justice, workers, immigrants, AFL-CIO, UE, Warehouse Workers for Justice, Walmart
Downloads: 21
[audio]Labor Express for 3-11-2013 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-11-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. However, a 20 minute portion of the program had to be removed at the legal request of one of the conference participants. We apologize for the inconvenience. “The basic system of worker representation is failing to meet the needs of America’s working men and women by every critical measure”, these are the words, not of some outside critic of the U.S...
Keywords: labor, chicago, union, justice, workers, immigrants, Walmart
Downloads: 14
[audio]Labor Express For 3-4-13 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-4-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we bring you audio on a variety of topics from a variety of sources...From our friends at Building Bridges in NYC we have a speech by Dave Coles, National President of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada recorded at CUNY University in New York, on January 17.  Coles talks about his union’s opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.Than regular listeners to Labor ...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; environment; keystone xl pipeline
Downloads: 8
[audio]Labor Express for 2-25-13 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 2-25-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.Since the Honduran coup in 2009, the first successful attempt of the right wing to overturn a decade and a half of democratic transformation in Latin America by force, we have been updating you on developments in that country, especially the deteriorating human rights situation.  On today’s program I will air an interview with Honduran LGBT activist Jose Palacios...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; schools; public; Pilsen; Little Village; Chicago Public Schools
Downloads: 23
[audio]Labor Express For 2-18-13 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 2-18-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.A few weeks ago, both the US Senate and President Obama put forward proposals for so called, comprehensive immigration reform.  Here in Illinois, a new law was enacted allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain a drivers license.  Latinos were disappointed with Obama’s first term, given his broken promise to enact immigration reform...
Keywords: labor; chicago; union; justice; workers; immigrants
Downloads: 26
[audio]Labor Express For 2-4-13 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 2-4-13 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.Last week, both the US Senate and President Obama put forward proposals for long awaited, so called, comprehensive immigration reform. And here in Illinois, a new law was enacted allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain a drivers license.  One of the greatest disappointments of many with Obama’s first term, was his broken promise to tackle the immigration issue.  The outcome of the November elections, in which the Latino vo...
Keywords: labor; rights; worker; union; justice; Chicago; immigrant; migrant; Obama; Illinois
Downloads: 17
[audio]Labor Express for 10-03-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 10-3-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today's program we will get un-update on Occupy Chicago, the 24-7 ongoing occupation in Chicago's financial district to protest corporate greed and corporate power. We will also get an update on the efforts of Chicago's Anti-Eviction Campaign including some details of recent victories and recent setbacks. And before all that we will hear a bit about efforts in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood to fight for an area trauma cent...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 201
[audio]Labor Express for 09-26-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-26-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today's program we take a closer look at the so called "re-invention plan" currently being imposed on the Chicago City College system. The plan has been met with some stiff resistance by faculty, students, staff and community members. A meeting on Sept. 15th which was to be held at Harold Washington College was displaced by the College president who attempted to quash the event by telling event organizers at the last minute ...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 111
[audio]Labor Express for 09-05-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-5-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this Labor Day 2011 episode of Labor Express we discuss Stand Up! Chicago's plans for their labor day rally in Grant Park. We also discuss last months unemployment numbers, the on going contract fight at Verizon, a public school teachers rally on the far southeast side of the city, the ongoing labor struggle in Wisconsin and the human rights situation in Honduras...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 119
[audio]Labor Express for 08-22-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-22-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. It is a rare thing when activists launch a campaign and win their first substantial success within the same week. But that is precisely what happened for immigrant rights activists last week. As President Obama shifts into campaign mode in preparation for the 2012 presidential election, one element of his base, Latino voters, are increasingly voicing their disappointment with the President...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 121
[audio]Labor Express for 08-08-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-8-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today's episode of Labor Express Radio we bring you one more update on the situation in Metropolis Illinois with the locked workers at the Honeywell Uranium Processing plant. On Tuesday, members of Steelworkers Local 7-669 voted by a slim margin to ratify a tentative agreement that includes some victories for the local but includes many painful concessions...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 118
[audio]Labor Express for 07-25-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-25-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today's episode of Labor Express Radio we will hear once again from economist Dr. Jack Rasmus. Dr. Rasmus is a professor of economics at both St. Mary and Santa Clara University in California as well as an economic advisory to the San Francisco Labor Council. He is also the author of the book Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression and a forth coming book entitled Obama's Economy: Recovery for the Few...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 119
[audio]Labor Express for 07-18-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-18-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program I bring you the third and final installment of my update on the lockout of 228 Steelworkers in Metropolis Illinois. In this segment I talk with Local 7-669’s allies, in both the Steelworkers International and immigrants rights activists in Los Angles who worked with union members to block a Honeywell contract in that city...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 124
[audio]Labor Express for 7-11-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-11-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this weekâs episode of Labor Express Radio, we focus on a report back from my visit to Metropolis Illinois on June 25th, for a rally hosted by Steelworkers Local 7-669. The Local represents workers at the Honeywell Uranium Conversion Plant, who have been locked-out for over a year now. On last weekâs program we heard Local member Luckie Atkinson talk about the unionâs corporate campaign against Honeywell, including a visi...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 111
[audio]Labor Express for 7-4-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-4-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Last Saturday, the locked-out Steelworkers of Local 7-669 in Metropolis Illinois held a rally marking one year since the 228 workers at the Honeywell Uranium Processing plant were locked-out. And on todayâs program I will bring you an update of the efforts of the Steelworkers to bring the lock-out to a close. This will be part 1 of a multi-episode update...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 136
[audio]Labor Express for 6-20-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-20-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Well it was a busy week for the labor movement locally and national last week. We will try to bring you a small sampling of the events that occurred. First up weâll hear about Stand Up! Chicago, a new community and labor coalition in Chicago that made quite a splash with its inaugural rally targeting the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce who hosted an Executive Summit of CEOs and CFOs from some of Americaâs richest companies la...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 111
[audio]Labor Express For 6-13-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-13-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s Labor Express radio program we will hear from Joe Burns, veteran union negotiator, labor lawyer, and a former local union president who is also the author of a new book entitled Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America. Burns’ book address one of the most press issues facing working people today – how to rebuild our unions and regain the power necessary to change our societ...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 94
[audio]Labor Express For 6-6-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-6-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Last Wednesday, the stock market took a dive, the deepest plunge in almost a year, after much volatility the last few months. This came as something of a shock to some, as the pundits who have been declaring that the recession is over and that we are well on our way to recovery have focused on the stock market and corporate earnings as their barometer of the economy while the employment numbers have remained largely dismal...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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